European Council: Article 50 Extension

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:01 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 11:01 am, 22nd March 2019

Of course, that is absolutely the case. If my right hon. Friend is right and the meaningful vote comes to the House and is voted down, the European Council will not be able to impose, necessarily, any exit terms on this House. We would have to have some consent in this House on the way forward.